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Ai Weiwei at Albion Gallery

An exhibition of new work by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is on display at the Albion Gallery in London.


The show includes an installation created in collaboration with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron (above). The work is a variation of the installation created in the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in September - see our earlier story.


The exhibition continues until 14 November. Above and below: Bamboo with Porcelain by Ai Weiwei, 2008.


Images courtesy of the artist and Albion; photos by Ed Reeve.

The following information is from Albion:


Albion is delighted to present an exhibition by the Chinese artist and intellectual Ai Weiwei. One of the most outspoken artist in China and known throughout the world, Ai Weiwei works across a wide range of practices, encompassing installation, sculpture, photography, video and architecture.


For the past 15 years, he has consistently been one of the most innovative figures in China's art world. Through not just his own artistic production, but also via his curatorial and editorial work, his own blog and under his design company, FAKE Design, he is one of the most influential artists currently working in China.


In collaboration with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, Ai Weiwei contributed to the design of the National Olympic stadium in Beijing.  Above: Two Legged Table by Ai Weiwei, 2008.


In 2007, Ai Weiwei produced a major work Fairytale for Documanta 12 in Kassel which led to his invitation by Herzog & de meuron to collaborate on a major new installation for the Venice Architecture Biennale. His exhibition at the Albion will include an important new installation, also in collaboration with the architects. Above: Divina Proportion by Ai Weiwei, 2006.


Above: Dress with Flowers by Ai Weiwei, 2008.


Above: Untitled by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei, 2008.